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The Chattanooga African American Museum was founded in 1983 to provide sources of curricula, historical references, creative works, and the media about the identity of Africans and African Americans, particularly those of Chattanooga. Civil War era exhibits include discussion of the Underground Railroad, the Civil War, and Reconstruction.

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Bessie Smith Cultural Center

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200 E. Martin Luther King Blvd.
Chattanooga, TN 37403


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Admission Rates

Adults $5, seniors & students $3, children (6 - 12) $2, children under 5 free.


Open Year-round
Dates Closed
Sundays, major holidays

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